ADAPTIVE INDEXING INTRODUCED BY THUNDERSTONE SOFTWARE
Cleveland, Ohio -- June 11, 2004 -- Web and intra-net administrators
have a new solution for out-of-date search indexes. Adaptive Indexing,
an innovative new feature of the Thunderstone Search Appliance, keeps
site and enterprise indexes fresher and more accurate than ever
Adaptive Indexing uses a learning algorithm to index each document or
web page according to a different schedule. The software discovers
automatically which items need more frequent updating. The index is
updated incrementally -- as often as every minute -- so that users find
what they need reliably and quickly.
"Adaptive Indexing represents a significant advance in commercial
search software," said Doran Howitt, Thunderstone's Vice President of
Marketing. "Other search products must crawl an entire collection or
web site on a uniform schedule. That may take too much time and
bandwidth to do more than once a day, or even once a week. Adaptive
Indexing conserves time and bandwidth, allowing index refreshing to be
performed on an ongoing basis."
The Thunderstone Search Appliance is a turn-key solution designed for
easy deployment and administration on intra-nets or web sites. It
indexes most document formats including word processor files, PDFs,
be extensively customized by means of menus controlled by a business
Adaptive Indexing is available in the new version 5 of the Thunderstone
Search Appliance, available immediately. For more information, visit
http://www.thunderstone.com or call +1 216-820-2200.
Thunderstone Software LLC is a pioneer of search engine technology,
providing text retrieval products to industry, government, and
educational institutions since 1981.
Thunderstone's Texis software is at the heart of the Search Appliance.
Texis is the most versatile platform for search application
development, uniquely integrating natural language and relevance
ranking with structured SQL relational database indexing. Texis is
ideal for search requirements where large result sets must be sorted by
metadata values or grouped into categories.
Applications of Thunderstone technology include publishing; catalogs;
classified advertising; document management; text mining;
categorization; and intelligence. Thunderstone's products are used on
thousands of web sites worldwide. Major customers include eBay,
Corbis, QVC, About.com, ZDNet, and HotJobs.